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Wisconsin Belgian Red - New Glarus Brewing Company

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Wisconsin Belgian RedWisconsin Belgian Red

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

2,526 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,526
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 4.38
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 1,015
Gots: 443 | FT: 42
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-22-2001)
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Photo of spointon
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured this one from a 750ml green waxed and crown-capped bottle into my New Glarus tall flute glass.

A= This beer poured a light and bright red color with thin fizzy pink and white head. The head quickly dropped to zero and did not leave any lace on the glass.

S= There was an incredible aroma on this beer. I found lots of fresh cherry and almond/marzipan in the nose. It was simple and perfect.

T= Very good flavor profile of cherries (obviously fresh - not canned or concentrate) and almond paste. Sweet but not cloying in any way. Slightly tart in the finish with a lingering cherry aftertaste.

MF= Medium bodied with a crisp carbonation level that felt great on the tongue.

D= A world class beer for sure and deserved of all the hype. Easily my favorite fruit beer ever and one I will gladly have again and again.

spointon, Dec 20, 2008
Photo of BrewCrew2010
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: A dark cherry red body crowned with a minimal light pink fizzy head that dissipates to island foam rather quickly.

S: Sweet tart cherries (duh!) that tickles the nose. Smells wonderful with almost a medicinal hint to it. Reminds me of Ludens cough drops, but in a good way.

T: Cherries. Cherries. Cherries. Almost a sweet/tart cherry cider with not hops of malts detected. A dry finish, but long lasting. Not a fan of fruit beers, but this is very pleasant.

M: Spritzy texture, lively carbonation, and a light body.

D: Truly enjoyed this beer. This is the first fruit beer I've really enjoyed and wished I had a second bottle. Easy to drink and amazing flavor.

BrewCrew2010, Nov 26, 2010
Photo of jjayjaye
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A cloudy rich red color. Poured aggressively, a full finger off white head that fades quickly, light lacing remains. The smell initially came across to me as being very sweet and similar to maraschino cherry syrup. The aroma really led me to think that what would follow would be as sweet. Full bodied, the mouth feel is lightly carbonated and complemented by a cherry sourness that flows through the mouth like a syrup. Full flavored, the big cherry taste reminds me of a tart cherry pie filling. This is way too easy to consume.

jjayjaye, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of rhinos00
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

A- Dark, murky copper color. Very little off-white head formed and dissipated quickly.

S- Pungent acidic cherry smell hits the nose. As soon as I took a whiff, I knew I was in for a treat.

T- Unbelievably good. Imagine cherries piled upon cherries just sitting in your beer, giving off all their flavor. Very surprised as to how defined the cherry taste remained throughout consumption.

M- Light, refreshing, and slightly carbonated. Nice touch of fizz in their as well. Perfect all the way.

D- The tart and sour taste got to be a little too much after a while. I think this beer is better if shared with another person.

Huge thanks to Jeremy (drseamus) for sending this my way. This may be one of the first beers of mine that my fiance actually approved of. Definitely a must try!

rhinos00, Nov 22, 2008
Photo of punkrkr27
4.53/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Ruddy red colored pour with a small loose head. Tart cherry and sweet pie aroma with a hint of funk. Sweet tart cherry pie flavor with slight cane sugar, vinegar, apple cider and biscuit. The body is sticky, medium full with lots of effervescent carbonation.

punkrkr27, Feb 16, 2010
Photo of amaass2
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%

amaass2, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of mitchelmay
4.52/5  rDev +3.2%

mitchelmay, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.51/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours with two fingers of slight red/pink head. Thin layer retained while drinking with random sticky lacing left behind. Medium amount of active carbonation in glass while drinking. The color is ruby red and is very clear and transparent.

Smell: Juicy, sweet, sugary wonderfulness explodes out of the glass. The cherries make your mouth absolutely water with a sweetness that is so potent but kept in check from being obnoxiously sweet with true mastery. Some grassy earthy hops can be picked up on the back end.

Taste: Sugary cherries hit right away with a perfect amount of lingering sourness. Its unbelievable how potent and perfectly the cherries are about to dominate this brew. The sourness continues to linger through on the body with some light oak character. Grainy earthy hops sit on the palate after with of course continuing cherries.

Mouthfeel: Light dryness, lingering sugary rounded sweetness, and some grainy hop character.

Overall: Cannot help but love these masterpieces from New Glarus. No other brewery I've had can bring out the fruit character more potently and perfectly. Their sweetness is always kept from going too far. These are an absolute must try.

KFBR392, Dec 17, 2013
Photo of DanGeo
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

DanGeo, Jun 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

jono0101, May 05, 2014
Photo of Schlais
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Schlais, Dec 31, 2012
Photo of Ben7773
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Ben7773, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of supa0525
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

supa0525, Jul 16, 2013
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

NWer, May 07, 2013
Photo of DaftPatrick
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

DaftPatrick, Feb 28, 2014
Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Sam_Gladieux, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of equinox1
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

equinox1, Nov 20, 2013
Photo of Callmecoon
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Callmecoon, Dec 28, 2011
Photo of megamass
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

megamass, May 26, 2013
Photo of tjthresh
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in my Lindemans flute. Pours very murkey and muddy orangy-red with a tightly bubbled creamy pinkish head. You can smell the tartness and acidity of the cherries. Very nice. Some yeastiness. Absolutly spectacular flavor. Sweet up front. Tart at the end. Slight drying affect. Full luscious body. Lively carbonation. I bet I could get in a lot of knickers with this beer.

tjthresh, Dec 02, 2006
Photo of ryancl
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

ryancl, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of strangebrew52
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

strangebrew52, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

Prospero, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of koko2315
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

koko2315, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of MNMike
4.5/5  rDev +2.7%

MNMike, Dec 08, 2013
Wisconsin Belgian Red from New Glarus Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 2,526 ratings.